Success in controlling a major outbreak of malaria because of Plasmodium falciparum in Jamaica.

@article{WebsterKerr2011SuccessIC,
  title={Success in controlling a major outbreak of malaria because of Plasmodium falciparum in Jamaica.},
  author={Karen Webster-Kerr and J Peter Figueroa and Pauline L Weir and Karen N Lewis-Bell and Everton Baker and Jeannette Horner-Bryce and Eva Lewis-Fuller and Marion Bullock Ducasse and Keith H. Carter and Sheila Campbell-Forrester},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={298-306}
}
In 2006, after 44 years of eradication of malaria, Jamaica had an outbreak of Plasmodium falciparum: 406 confirmed cases between September 2006 and December 2009 with a peak of the epidemic in December 2006. In response to the outbreak, the Ministry of Health launched an emergency response through early detection and prompt treatment of cases, vector control, public education and intersectoral collaboration. Ninety percent (361) of cases were residents of Kingston, and 63.6% were identified… CONTINUE READING

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